Private dining in Dublin

Wael Makki | Date posted - 14 Jan 2019
Sometimes, you’re after somewhere a touch more convivial, where you can close the doors and have the run of your own little nook for the night. So if you’re looking for the right venue for a special occasion, be it a party, birthday or work do, we’ve got you covered! We’ve listed our favourite restaurants for private dining in Dublin, bring as many people as you want!

L’Ecrivain Restaurant

Located in the heart of Georgian Dublin, L’Ecrivain is one of the city’s most charming institutions since 1989. Run by husband and wife Derry and Sallyanne, this spot specialises in innovative Irish and French cuisine. They’ve got two private rooms: The Malt Room, on the ground floor, that can seat up to 12 people, and The Salon Privé, on the first floor, that can accommodate a maximum of 20 people. This spot has won many awards and is definitely one of our top spots for private dining in Dublin. Bon Appétit! For private reservations, contact them by email on enquir[email protected] or via telephone +353-1-661-1989


If you’re looking for Dublin’s finest steaks and seafood, Brookwood is without a doubt the place to head. Located on Baggot Street, this Irish institute offers authentic cuisine combined with lip-smacking cocktails in a fancy venue. On the top floor, you’ll find The Club Room, their luxurious private room which features a flat screen TV and music system for any business purposes and is also available for a celebration of any kind with a capacity of 14 people. Expect a top class experience no matter what the occasion. For any queries, contact them on +353-1-661-9366


Locks was awarded Best Private Dining and Club Restaurant in Ireland in 2018. What else do you need? This charming restaurant brings the best in modern Irish food to a superb venue overlooking the canal in Portobello. They have two private rooms; The Gold Room, an intimate dining room for special gatherings with a capacity of 12 people, and The Bewick Room, a beautiful dining space overlooking the Grand Canal, with a capacity of 25 people. Locks is without a doubt one of the best spots for private dining in Dublin. To book one of their private rooms, call them on +353-1-416-3655

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud

One of the best restaurants in Ireland, you said? Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud has been a centre of fine dining in Dublin for the last 35 years and is Ireland’s only two-star Michelin. It’s situated beside the Merrion Hotel in Dublin city centre and these guys serve contemporary Irish cuisine with classical roots. Their private dining room seats up to 30 people and is ideal for business dining, a special celebration, or a family gathering. To talk about your special event, call them on +353-1-676-4192 or email at [email protected] 

Chapter One

Fine Dining, Michelin Star, Vegetarian Friendly
Located in the basement of the Dublin Writers Museum, Chapter One is a sleek and elegant restaurant and surely one of the best spots for private dining in Dublin. It opened in 1992, and since its opening, Chapter One and its team have been the recipients of numerous award including a Michelin star. They’ve got two warm and intimate dining spaces, The Jameson Room that has a capacity of 14 people, and The Vault that’s perfect for groups of up to 16 people. “Dining is and should be a multi-sensory experience. As well as pleasing the palate with our food, our aim with our dining space is to offer art that is pleasing to the eye.” For private dining space reservations, call them on +353-1-873-2266

F.X. Buckley

In the mood for beef? Say no more. F.X. Buckley is THE place in Dublin to head to if you’re looking to plan a private gathering full of delicious and tender steaks. All their meats come from grass fed traditional breeds, and these guys serve over a hundred of craft beers from Ireland and around the world to accompany your steak. Whether you’re planning a intimate family reunion of 15 people or a wedding reception with over 250 guests, these guys will be able to host any kinds of event, with their special menus. They’ve got three private rooms in three of their venues in Dublin. Whatever the occasion, be assured of a fabulous experience at F.X. Buckley.

Glovers Alley

Looking for an upmarket kind of experience? Glovers Alley is your match. This fine dining restaurant is located in the five-star Fitzwilliam Hotel, overlooking the beautiful surrounds of Stephen’s Green. Their private dining room is tucked away in a discreet area of the restaurant and can accommodate groups of as little as 8 guests, or as many as 40. For a larger gathering, they can host your party in one of their sumptuous semi-private dining area. For any queries, call them on +353-1-224-0733 or email them at [email protected]
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